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Agustin Pichot

Agustin Pichot (born 22 August 1974 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine rugby union player, formerly captain of the Argentine team and the English club Bristol. In addition to Bristol, he played for French sides Stade Francais and Racing Metro after leaving Argentine team CASI from San Isidro in 1997.

Pichot made his debut for Los Pumas in April 1995 during the Pumas' tour to Australia, scoring a try in the first Test in Brisbane. Pichot was capped another three times that year for the Pumas; playing in Tests against Romania, Italy and France during October. The following year he was capped another three times for Argentina, playing two Tests against France and one against Uruguay in June, scoring a try in the match against Uruguay. In October/November of the next year he earned another four Test caps, playing in matches against Italy, France and the Wallabies, scoring a try in the second of two matches against the Wallabies. He moved from CASI to Richmond where he played alongside a legend of the game Richard Mclennan in the 1997-98 season, and would later switch to Bristol.

Pichot would be capped six times during the 1998 international season, including playing France three times, as well as playing matches against Italy, Romania and Wales, scoring tries in the games against Wales and Romania. In the lead up to the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales Pichot played two Tests against the hosts in June, and Tests against Scotland and Ireland that August, scoring a try in the Test against Ireland. He played five matches during the World Cup, and helped the Pumas reach the quarter-finals. Argentina played France in their quarter-final, which France won 26-47, Pichot being one of Argentina's try scorers in the match.

Related websites

Official site

Official Argentina profile

Stade Francais profile

Player profile and stat

Player profile and stat

Pichot at Bristol

BBC short article

Konex Foundation

Pichot, The Player

RWC 1999 profile

RWC 2003 profile

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